Home to Emory University, the CDC (Center for Disease Control), and the Fernbank Science Center, Druid Hills was founded in the late 19th and early century in conjunction with some of Atlanta’s leading families. The most well-known contributor to the “project” was Asa Candler, Coca-Cola’s founder, who helped commission Frederick Law Olmstead – the architect responsible for designing New York City’s Central Park and North Carolina’s Biltmore.
With Ponce de Leon as its showpiece and central avenue, is bounded by unincorporated DeKalb County on the north and east; the Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland and Poncey-Highland neighborhoods on the west; and Candler Park on the south. While the neighborhood touts many historic mansions, both on Ponce and its side streets, the area offers a variety of other housing to accommodate its college and hospital residents as well as new homeowners, families, and empty nesters. Its revitalized shopping and eating center, Emory Village, makes it even more appealing to live in Druid Hills.
If you like the excitement of a college town that’s tamed with the stateliness of a historic district, consider Druid Hills. It has something for everyone!
Druid Hill’s Dekalb County Public Schools:
- Fernbank Elementary School
- Druid Hills Middle School
- Druid Hills High School
- Average listing price – $578,516.00
- Median sales price – $308,500.00 (-36.9% year-over-year)